Iain Cathcart and his band

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as if by magic...

as if by magic...

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The Stanley Ceilidh

Following 25 years under the guidance of Bill Black, Iain and a few musical associates agreed to take over the organisation and running of the annual Stanley Ceilidh.

Stanley Ceilidh 2011 - report (with pictures)

Stanley Ceilidh 2010 - report (with pictures)

Stanley Ceilidh 2009 - report (with pictures)

Stanley Ceilidh 2008 - report (with pictures)

Stanley Ceilidh 2007 - report (with pictures)

Stanley Ceilidh 2006 - report (with pictures)

Stanley Ceilidh 2005 - report (with pictures)

Stanley Ceilidh 2004 - report (with pictures)

Tayside Hotel

The ceilidhs take place every year on the first full weekend in November. In 2015 it will be over the 6th to the 8th November.

Friday 6th November sees our usual format of performance by some of the country's finest musicians from the Scottish Dance Band scene.

On Saturday night we are delighted to welcome Simon Howie and his band for the Grand Dance.



Informal sessions take place during the Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

The ceilidhs are held in the function suite of the Tayside Hotel, Stanley where all musicians and enthusiasts are made very welcome.

All proceeds from the weekend's events are donated to CHAS.

Stanley Ceilidh CDs

Volume 1 is now SOLD OUT. Over £5,000 has been donated to CHAS from this release.

Volume 2 is now available for sale priced at £11 incl uk p&p.

Artists confirmed for Volume 2 include:

Ian Muir Scottish Dance Band

James Leask & Alan Nicolson

Niall Kirkpatrick Scottish Dance Band

Ian Hutson Scottish Dance Band

Tom Orr Scottish Dance Band

Cullivoe Dance Band

Scott Gordon Scottish Dance Band

To order either email

For further information or to purchase CDs priced £11 incl uk p&p each, email Iain or click mail order to download an Order Form or buy online through Paypal.

Programme of events (for 2015 ceilidh)

Doors open









free of charge
(charity collection during evening)

prize raffle

Sat. afternoon session




free of charge

Sat. evening dance




Tickets on Sale Sept '15

prize raffle

Sun. afternoon session




free of charge

To purchase Saturday night dance tickets, contact Shirley from 1st September 2015 on 01555 661017.

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